Matthew Bonn Matthew Bonn

    Matthew is the program coordinator with the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD), a National Board member with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), and a knowledge translator for the Dr. Peters Centre. His freelance writing has appeared in publications including The Conversation, CATIE and The Coast. He is a current drug user and a formerly incarcerated person.

    Why the Drug User Liberation Front Gave Out Free, Checked Drugs in Vancouver

    The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on ...

    Why I Overdosed During the Pandemic, and Why I Survived

    [This article contains graphic descriptions of drug use and overdose.]   Overdosing and being ...

    Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

    Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work ...

    Safe Consumption Means Safe Inhalation, Too: An All-Inclusive Model

    Methamphetamine-related harms vary across Canada. Our west coast has obviously been hit hard, as ...

    As a Fentanyl User, I Know How Much We Need a Safe Supply 

    The odor of burning vinegar associated with the transdermal fentanyl patch will probably always ...

    Canada’s Safe-Supply Vending Machines Project Is Even More Important Now

    Due to the drastic increase in opioid–involved overdoses, British Columbia declared a public health ...